The Gateway of the Metropolitan City of Chennai, Tambaram is situated 24 km south of downtown Chennai
. National Highway 45
and railway route from Chennai Egmore to Kanyakumari divide the town into east and west Tambaram.
The main tourist attractions here are Vandalur Zoo (3 km), Our Lady Of Fatima Church and Agastheeswarar Temple. Flying Instructor's School (FIS) of the Indian Air Force is located here.
Tambaram Railway Station is on the Chennai Egmore - Kanyakumari rail route. Chennai International Airport is 4 km away.